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TCM remembers Elizabeth Taylor

by jmaloni
Wed, Mar 23rd 2011 12:00 pm

Two-time Oscar-winning actress was beloved humanitarian

Turner Classic Movies will remember the life and career of two-time Academy Award-winning actress and beloved humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor on Sunday, April 10. A 24-hour memorial tribute, which is set to begin at 6 a.m. (ET/PT), will include both of Taylor's Oscar-winning performances, with "Butterfield 8" (1960) at 8 p.m. and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) at 10 p.m. (ET).

TCM's tribute will also feature Taylor in such memorable films as the family classics "Lassie Come Home" (1943) and "National Velvet" (1944); the delightful comedies "Father of the Bride" (1950) and "Father's Little Dividend" (1951); the historical epic "Ivanhoe" (1952); and the powerful dramas "Giant" (1956), "Raintree County" (1957) and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958). Also included is the spy drama "Conspirator" (1949), with Taylor in her first adult role.

The following is a complete schedule of TCM's April 10 memorial tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (all times Eastern):

  • 6 a.m. - "Lassie Come Home" (1943), with Roddy McDowall and Edmund Gwenn; directed by Fred M. Wilcox.
  • 7:30 a.m. - "National Velvet" (1944), with Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere and Angela Lansbury; directed by Clarence Brown.
  • 10 a.m. - "Conspirator" (1952), with Robert Taylor and Robert Flemyng; directed by Victor Saville.
  • 11:30 a.m. - "Father of the Bride" (1950), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
  • 1:15 a.m. - "Father's Little Dividend" (1951), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
  • 2:45 p.m. - "Raintree County" (1957), with Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor and Agnes Moorehead; directed by Edward Dmytryk.
  • 6 p.m. - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), with Paul Newman and Burl Ives; directed by Richard Brooks.
  • 8 p.m. - "Butterfield 8" (1960), with Laurence Harvey and Eddie Fisher; directed by Daniel Mann.
  • 10 p.m. - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), with Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis; directed by Mike Nichols.
  • 12:30 a.m. - "Giant" (1956), with James Dean and Rock Hudson; directed by George Stevens.
  • 4 a.m. - "Ivanhoe" (1952), with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine; directed by Richard Thorpe.

In addition to TCM's on-air tribute to Taylor, the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood will feature a special 60th anniversary screening of her brilliant performance opposite Montgomery Clift in George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). The TCM Classic Film Festival takes place April 28 through May 1.

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